Rick Perry to headline California GOP convention in October

August 19, 2013
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). (Win McNamee/Getty Images
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R). (Win McNamee/Getty Images

Seemingly ready and raring for a second shot at the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has accepted the top speaking slot at the California Republican Party's  convention in Anaheim this fall.

Perry will speak to more than 1,000 members on the future of the party, focusing on next year's midterm elections and the impending race for the presidency.

While California Republicans are certainly the minority in the state (they trail Democrats by 13 percentage points), the event is the nation's largest state GOP gathering attracting state activists, donors and officials.

Additional speakers include the National Republican Congressional Committee chairman, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), GOP spokesman Mark Standriff told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Ruth Tam is a writer based in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter: @ruthetam.
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